THE Selangor State Legislative Assembly will not be dissolved before the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations, said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari.
“I cannot imagine (the dissolution of the state assembly) in the near future… I can say that there will be no dissolution before Raya (Aidilfitri). This is what I can confirm for Selangor,” he was quoted as saying by Bernama after attending a bilateral meeting of the Pahang and Selangor state governments at Wisma Sri Pahang earlier.
Hari Raya Aidilfitri is tentatively set for April 22.
Pakatan Harapan-led Selangor, Penang and Negri Sembilan and PAS-controlled Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu are set to hold their state polls this year after deciding not to hold their state elections simultaneously with the 15th general election (GE15) on Nov 19.
On Wednesday (Jan 25), PAS vice-president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar said the three PAS-controlled states are to discuss organising their state elections simultaneously with the three states led by PH in a meeting scheduled for next week.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim previously said that while PAS had the right to determine when to hold state assembly elections, separate elections would cost more money.
Selangor, Penang and Negri Sembilan are said to be looking at dissolving their state assemblies in May or June.
Last month, the Election Commission (EC) said the six states should consider holding simultaneous state elections, which would cost RM450 mil, as it would help the EC to better coordinate the deployment of manpower. – Jan 27, 2023
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